The Worst Is Over? Don’t Believe It!

A rising market makes even your mother-in-law look like a stock market genius. But a falling market – like the one we’re in now – has the opposite effect. It can make the most knowledgeable investors look like fools. Even the price of companies with...

Growing Your Profits

Farmers can’t wait to grow more high-priced wheat, corn, and soybeans. But since farmers don’t issue public shares, how do you invest in a sector where profits are zooming? Simple. Invest in the enablers. For example, John Deere (a major manufacturer of...

Let the Market Reveal the Future

There’s nothing good about a recession. It puts your job at risk. Your bonds earn lower interest. And your favorite stock investments turn to mush as corporate profits head south. If you’re not careful, your savings get smaller rather than larger. Yet, the...

How to Play Tech During a Recession

If you had invested $1,000 in semiconductors, you would have lost $840 in the last recession (2000 through 2002). Mobile telecoms would have made $910 disappear. And telecom companies (which encompass both mobile and fixed-line) would have stripped you of $920. But...

The Classics Aren’t What They Used to Be

The S&P 500 has lost an average of 21 percent during past recessions. If that makes you nervous, it should. Good thing I have a solution for you on investing in an economic recession. And it’s not investing in the classic recession-fighting sectors. The...